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Insight: Before the Buzzer / Nature Noir / Widowers' Houses / Steve Turre

Published April 17, 2013

Before the Buzzer The saga of the Sacramento Kings' potential relocation to Seattle is winding down to the final few plays. A bankruptcy court moved Seattle bidder Chris Hansen one step closer to buying the Kings Tuesday, the team's last game of the season is Wednesday, and the National Basketball Association's Board of Governors is meeting Thursday and Friday to determine whether the team can leave. Capital Public Radio's Bob Moffitt starts off this weeks' Insight coverage of the Kings story as it winds to a close - or starts a new chapter.

"Nature Noir" From 1986 to 1998, Jordan Fisher Smith was a forest ranger in charge of land cleared to be a lake once the proposed Auburn dam was finished. When delays in the dam kept the territory dry, crime flooded into the void. Smiths' new book "Nature Noir" covers deaths, suicides and other dark sides of his patrols in an American River Canyon. "Nature Noir" has been selected by the Auburn Rotary Club for its Community Reads event Thursday, April 18 at the Placer High School auditorium in Auburn, where Smith will discuss the chapter in his book that chronicles the case of a man who got away with murder for 20 years.

"Widowers' Houses" George Bernard Shaw's rarely produced comedy, "Widowers' Houses," is at California Stage. The satire focuses on the constant social climbing of the economic upper class and is rife with political themes still relevant today. We'll talk about the play with director Janis Stevens and actors Jessica Gordon Laskey and Loren Taylor.

Steve Turre We continue a two-part conversation with renowned jazz trombonist and former Sacramento State University student Steve Turre, who is returning to his alma mater this week to participate in the Festival of the Arts. Turre plays with the student Jazz Ensemble at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Sac State's Music Recital Hall.


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